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evening from washington. i'm john king reporting live from the national mall. >> and good evening, everyone, i'm erin burnett. hundreds of thousands of americans are going to join the ones you see here gathering to watch presidential barack obama to take the ceremonial oath of office. >> the big public events are tomorrow. the president, though, officially began his second term at noon today, six hours ago, on this, january 20th, as required, of course, by the united states constitution. chief justice john roberts administered the oath at the white house. >> please raise your right hand and repeat after me. i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> that i will faithfully execute. >> that i will faithfully execute. >> the office of president of the united states. >> the office of president of the united states. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the united states. >> preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the united states. >> cong
second inaugural address. 135 words, short every. >> john quincy adams, first to wear trousers. >> that jumped out at you. >> thanks for spending some of your sunday with us. >> plenty more coverage coming your way. >> i'll be back at 6 eastern with a special edition of special report. >> we'll bo be back tonight as the president delivers remarks at the candlelight celebration beginning his second term. see you tonight. >> hi, everybody. brand new stories and breaking news. >> president obama taking the oath of office to begin his second term. how different was it from four years ago? we are live at the white house. and hundreds of hostages freed in algeria, seeing daylight for the first time in four days. how nations are scrambling to account for those missing including americans. plus, serious new warnings as an unusually severe flu virus continues to spread. the latest numbers showing seniors are americans most vulnerable. it's all happening now. >>> good sunday afternoon to you. i'm john scott. >> in a little news before the football game starts, right, john? >> that's righ
to you. i'm john scott. >> in a little news before the football game starts, right, john? >> that's right. glad to see you everybody. i'm jenna lee. today a historic day. the president officially sworn in for his second term as president of the united states. the oath of office administered by chief justice john roberts in a small ceremony at the white house. our chief white house correspondent ed henry is there live with more. ed, i won't speak for you. i know what it's like to say the wrong words now and then on live television with a live audience. this time, though, the swearing in seemed to be flawless, is that right? >> reporter: that's right, jenna. it went off without a hitch at least this time. you remember a bit of a flub from the chief justice four years ago. he went without note cards, was trying to memorize the oath, slipped up a little bit. this time he had note cards in hand. we should note the pageantry of the moment. it was held in the blue room which is a small room, about 30 by 40 feet in the white house, much smaller than the east room where some of the more ceremonial
'm john king. we're live in the nation's capital on the national mall for president obama's second inauguration. plenty of excitement. a lot going on in the capital city. cnn going to bring you all the big events and all the highlights. president barack obama's second term is officially under way for seven hours now. he took the oath of office at noon today, january 20th, as required by the u.s. constitution. mr. obama sworn in. a small ceremony using a bible that belonged to his wife's family. chief justice john roberts used a note card this time avoiding, you might remember, the verbal stumble of four years ago. the president, of course, will do tomorrow in public in the traditional setting outside the capital using the same lincoln bible he used four years ago and a bible that belonged to the reverend martin luther king, jr. hundreds of thousands of people from across the country, some from around the world, will be here in the nation's capital to witness hit. earlier today at the vice president's official residence, joe biden was sworn into office for a second term. doing the h
this coming term if we move towards any tax reform measures. senator john tester since 2007, just looking at all of the members of the delegation that are here and there we are seeing more of the some 200 animals that we've been hearing so much about. >> you can mark four off the list. >> exactly. >> senator tester is glad to be in this parade. he got re-elected. >> after a tough battle, that's for sure. >> this is the wind river dancers, the wind river reservation all the way from wyoming. they are here to honor all of us with their performance. $6,000 short of their scaled-down fundraising. they are marching anyway and doing an excellent, excellent job. right now i want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer here in washington, d.c. we're right across from the president of the united states on the reviewing stand. there it is, the reviewing stand on the north lawn of the white house. kate bolduan is here, jim acosta is here and we're in "the situation room," a special edition of the situation room watching the wind river dancers from the wind
. ♪ his truth is marching on >> reporter: and then all eyes on the president and chief justin john roberts, who flubbed his words four years ago, triggering a second swearing in. this time, the president's hand on two bibles, president lincoln's and dr. martin luther king's, and this time, it was the president who seemed to swallow a word. >> the office of president of the united states. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> reporter: and then, the president's address, just shy of 19 minutes, with a theme of moving forward together. >> my fellow americans, we are made for this moment, and we will seize it, so long as we seize it together. together. together. together. >> reporter: the first president ever to include gays in his inaugural, while talking about the struggle for civil rights. >> for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well. >> reporter: the president insisting we address climate change, and on immigration, arguing we should welcome striving immigrants. >> until bright young students and engineers are enlisted in our
. appreciate the walk through of that weaven story. >>> other stories making news, and john berman has that. >>> an international standoff happening right now. americans among dozens being held hostage by islamist militants at a gas facility in al jageria algeria. leon panetta quick to speak about what's happening. >> by all indications this is a terrorist act and the united states strongly condemns these kinds of terrorist attacks. it's a very serious matter when americans are taken hostage along with others. >> dan rueters is live in london. what do we know about the group taking responsibility? >> reporter: well, that had are sort of a splinter group, an affiliate of al qaeda in the islamic magnificent rred. led by mokhtar belmokhtar. he fought in the '80s against the soviets. he has been involved in people trafficking, drugs, and he has done a lot of kidnapping as well. most motivated by ransom and money. this may end up getting resolved. a notorious character, and described by french intelligence as mr. untouchable. known locally for being involved in cigarette smuggling. this is part
you very much. neil cavuto. bill: from st. john's episcopal church, they call this church the church of the presidents. every sitting member of white house attended church here going back to james madison. half a dozen or so presidents always made it their first stop on inauguration day. president obama continues that tradition with his family just emerging. martha: lovely family. the girls, we watched them grow up last four years, saush sha -- sasha and malia. how do you feel, is being shouted from the crowd. incredible moment for barack obama as he gets ready to begin his second term. four presidents have done this particular tradition of going to st. john's right before their inauguration. harry truman, ronald reagan and both president bush's went to st. john's on the actual morning of the inauguration. we watch president barack obama carry on that tradition. bill: remarkable when you are here in washington and you see the white house for the location where we are, lafayette church, st. john's church is on the north end of lafayette park. if you were to walk as a civilian, might b
of questions here. nbc's john yang is with us from south bend, indiana tonight. john, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. today manti te'o was out of sight, he's a florida sports preparing for what he hopes is an nfl career. that as the story that is the centerpiece of his fairy tale final college year has collapsed around him. >> manti te'o! >> reporter: manti te'o was a college football hero, not just to the home crowd here at notre dame, but to fans across the country. hailed on the cover of "sports illustrated" as a star player who had triumphed over personal tragedy. in a single september day, he said, he lost both his grandmother and his girlfriend, recently diagnosed with leukemia. in an interview posted in november on notre dame's youtube channel, he talked about the pain. >> when i lost my girlfriend and my grandma, that was possibly the hardest time of my life. >> reporter: the legend grew as te'o led notre dame over michigan, the day he says his girlfriend was buried. now it turns out his girlfriend never existed. as the website deadspin first reported, her identity was c
'm john berman. >> and i'm christine romans. "starting point" with soledad o'brien starts right now. >>> welcome, everybody. "starting point" this morning, making history. president obama's second inaugural address. a lot of firsts. we'll take a look at the impact of his speech. and incredible moments from the day and the night, including the first lady's dresses. and the buzz on the obama girls, sasha and malia. >> she sparked the investigation that led david petraeus to resign. now jill kelly trying to cleey her name. >>> and is 2013 the year of the house? housing values expecting to go up. >>> and we'll have the presidential poet, doug wiem. howard kurtz with his exclusive interview on jill kelley and james spider marks. "starting point" begins right now. good morning, everyone. our "starting point," an emboldened president, obama playing encourager in chief. telling the american people we are made for this moment. an 18-minute long inaugural speech, coincided with martin luther king jr. day. he talked about several pivotal civil rights moments, he linked them together. dan yoth
for it. house speaker john boehner also ignored his obligation to pay the nation's bills and also complained about spending. the american people do not support raising the debt ceiling without reducing government spending at the same time. they speak so confident, don't they? it's almost as if they forgot all about the spending cuts the president already gave them over a year ago. well, let's try to help them figure it out a little bit with a little visual and audio assistance. >> over the past two years i've signed into law about $1.4 trillion in spending cuts. two weeks ago, i signed into law more than $600 billion into new revenue, by making sure the wealthiest americans begin to pay their fair share. when you add the money that will save in interest payments on the debt, all together that adds up to a total of about $2.5 trillion in deficit reduction over the past two years. not counting the $400 billion already saved from winding down the wars in iraq and afghanistan. so we've made progress. >> didn't president clinton say it was all about arithmetic? republicans can posture
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and why you're awake. of course, john tower, what do you got for us? >> we have karen. i'm coming down to the dubliner to hang out, get my chuck todd button ready. >> you know these chuck todd buttons. heard a lot of chat about this. never seen one. never seen anyone wearing one. kind of taking on their own mythological life of their own. great show everyone. "morning joe" starts live now from the dubliner. >>> good morning, and welcome to a special edition of "morning joe" on this monday january the 21st. we are live, once again, from the dubliner in washington, d.c. president barack obama's second-term inauguration. we have a remarkable crowd here. some people coming as far as ireland to be with us. they're already drinking outside. >> it's very very friendly crowd, i'll tell you that much. >> very friendly. >> now as mandated by the constitution, the president was officially sworn in to office on january 20th less than 24 hours ago. chief justice john roberts administered the oath during a private ceremony at the white house. unlike four years ago, they got it right
doubts as to whether they can make their way through congress. >> thank you, dan. john berman has the other stories. >> you heard dan talking and in a few hours, new york may be one of the first state to enact tougher gun laws. the changes proposed by andrew cuomo puts new measures to place to keep guns away from the mentally ill. >> this is a surge on society. people had to live through these tragedies. tragedy after tragedy after tragedy and people are saying at what point do we get it? at what point do you say enough, we understand? no one else has to die. no more innocent loss of life. >> the governor's bill includes a webster provision, a life without parole sentence for anyone murdering a first responder. that was included in response to the fire and shooting in webster, new york that killed two firefighters. the organization at sandy hook promised for a conversation about guns and school safety. they voted to name a new school building after slain teacher victoria soto. she died after trying to shield her children from the gunman. >> fresh off the fiscal cliff, president ob
want to bring in joe johns. he's also working his sources. what are you hearing, joe? >> well, we've got the fbi, the alcohol, tobacco, firearms bureau and others converging on the scene and we're told there are about five different local agencies surrounding the woods there looking for that one shooter who apparently has not been identified. as ed reported, this sounds very different, wolf, from the types of situations we've seen aurora, colorado, newtown, connecticut, and other places where one individual went in indiscriminately and started shooting. this appears to be an altercation between two people in a school setting which makes it sound like more like the things we've seen at public schools and major metropolitan areas and some other universities where police have to start asking questions, was it drug-related, was it gang-related, was this a score settling of any type? these are the types of questions. and congresswoman sheila jackson lee of texas who represents this area, harris county, texas, was asked that question and sort of restated it on air a while ago but we dou
back to me. >> and john walsh of america's most wanted said nra has held congress hostage for years. plus congressman and nra point person who says this. >> there's nothing more critical to our nation's wellbeing than our children's safety. >> why he thinks the the way to stop shootings is to put armed guns outside every school in america. >> and why is rob lowe taking an assault against assault weapons? >> i like guns and i don't know what to do with an assault weapon. i don't know why i would want one. >> this is "piers morgan tonight." >> good evening. you're looking live at the white house where in a matter of hours, vice president joe biden is expected to hand president obama his recommendations to stop gun violence in america. the parents who lost children one month ago in newtown are speaking out. >> we want to bring about changes that will stop a tragedy such as this from happening to any community ever again. because this can happen in any community. your community. it has already happened in tucson, littletown, aurora and blacksburg. it has happened in our schools, theater
by point. and john eustice and niccole cook and betsey andreu, lance called her a liar after she testified he was doping. >>> new developments in the attempted rescue of hostages in algeria. including americans. we'll have details in leave report ahead this morning. >>> wall street rising, s & p closes at a five-year high. what's behind the big boost. >>> the mystery behind manti te'o and his emergenimaginary girlfriend. >>> ray kelly will join us, janet robinson, newtown connecticut superintendent of schools and actress angie harmon. friday, january 18th. "starting point" begins right now. >>> lance armstrong comes clean after years of lying. he admits he used performance enhancing drugs to win all seven of his tour de france titles. he admitted he consistently lied about doping and recklessly attacks his accusers, the interview on own began with a series of yes or no questions. >> let's start with the questions that people around the world have been waiting for you to answer. and for now, i'd like a yes or a no, okay? this whole conversation, we have a lot of time, will be about the deta
with now. how he moves forward, only time will tell. >> a lot of questions to be answers. let's get to john eustice, two-time national cycling champion. a cycling analyst and called lance armstrong's first tour de france race. what did you think of the interview last night? >> i thought for lance, it is pretty good. never going to give a weepy, cry ing apology. i thought the biggest was the cortizone admission. >> why was that the biggest? >> he had a positive test and if everybody wasn't willing to get rid of that, that seven years would never happen. i thought that was a very big admission. >> oprah asked him a lot about cheating, and i thought his abc was riveting. listen. >> i had this exercise, because i kept hearing -- >> that you're a cheat. >> i'm a drug cheat, cheat, i'm a cheater. i went in, looked up the definition of cheat. >> yes. >> and the definition of cheat is to gain advantage on raval or foe that they don't have. and i didn't view it that way. i viewed it as a level playing field. >> something psychologically so odd about that answer. what looks up that definition of chea
much for being with me. joe johns in the situation room today. hey, joe. >> hey, brooke. >>> happening now, president obama decides to go big on gun reform acting on his own and asking congress for reform that will be hard to pass. we'll hear part of oprah winfrey's reaction to lance armstrong's confession. plus, an exclusive look inside a lab that could save your life. see how close we are to a super vaccine to keep you from getting the flu for years. wolf blitzer's off today. i'm joe johns. you're in "the situation room." we begin now with a guessing game about what is in president obama's so called comprehensive proposals to cut down on gun violence. the president and vice president are set to unveil their plans tomorrow and even though officials are trying to keep the deal under wraps, we already know what is in the plan. jessica yellin has been working her sources and joins us live now. what do you know? >> joe, today vice president biden delivered his plan to the president just a month after the newtown shootings and among the top recommendations that the president will unveil to
that the president's proposals are rolling in. the speaker john boehner said they will review the republicans and warned good intentions do not necessarily make good laws. the senator said president obama is abusing his power with the executive orders and the senate will hold the first post new town committee in two weeks. we know how the nra feels before the president took the mike, the powerful gun lobby took a strike infuriating straightics with an ad that infolks his daughters. >> the president's kids more important than yours? why is he skeptical about armed security when his kids are protected by armed guards in their school. >> the white house called that ad repugnant and cowardly. we kick things off with peter alexander outside the white house. run down the major takeaways from the president in the executive orders he issued. >> you played the best highlights from today's event, but this was an emotional heart felt appeal from the president encouraging anybody paying attention across america to reach out directly to their congress people, saying congress must act on this issue. you ra
in williamsburg, virginia, and they're lacking to some interesting sources of inspiration. so, john avalon, pizza? >> pizza. so, erin, the republican party is having a come to jesus meating in virginia and they've really confronting the fact they've got a real branding problem after the last election. so they're calling in a bunch of speakers to pump them up, give them some advice, including the ceo domino's pizza, patrick doyle. the logic is that domino's went through a pretty major branding problem of its own, rand some ads, let's remind some folks what those looked like. >> there comes a time when you know you've got to make a change. >> domino's pizza crust to me is like cardboard. >> you can either use negive comments to get you down or you can use them to excite you and energize your process of making a better pizza. we did the latter. >> who are we?! >> we are pizza. >> this is what john boehner is watching? >> a sneak peek of what john boehner and eric cantor and the republicans are getting. the first step to solving a problem is admitting you have a problem. >> and it is really bad. the
in chicago, here i'd get shot. bipartisan outreach will be so successful that even john boehner will consider becoming a democrat. after all, we have a lot in common. he is a person of color. although not a color that appears in the natural world. leaders of the republican party, they call the passage of this bill armageddon. end of freedom as we know it. so after i sign the bill i looked around to see if there were any asteroids falling or sudden cracks opening up in the earth. turned out it was a nice day. they said we needed to triple the border patrol. well, now they're going to say we need to quadruple the border patrol or they'll want a higher fence. maybe they will need a moat. maybe they want alligators in the moat. lots of ups, lots of downs, except for my approval ratings which have just gone down. but that's politics. it doesn't bother me. besides, i happen to know that my approval ratings are still very high in the country of my birth. he seems all-american, but if you heard his real middle name, tim hosni pawlenty, what a shame. governor romney has said that he hoped a similar ve
is the only thing republicans have up their sleeves right now. john boehner told everyone two years ago the country would not default on its debt. >> do you agree with administration officials and other economists that defaulting on the full faith and credit of the united states would be a financial disaster? >> that would be a financial disaster, not only for our country, but for the worldwide economy. >> and president obama reminded congress the economic damage done by playing games with the debt limit. >> the last time republicans in congress even flirted with this idea, our aaa credit rating was downgraded for the first time in our history. our businesses created the fewest jobs of any month in nearly the past three years and, ironically, the whole fiasco actually added to the deficit. >> republicans basically had no choice but to retreat from their hard line position, negotiating with the american people. if the country defaulted, they would be responsible for a global economic collapse. the new plan for a three-month increase guarantees another debate in the next few months. okay,
, thank you. >> it's a pleasure. thank you for having me. >> and next, how will john kerry differ from hillary clinton as secretary of state? assuming he is confirmed. first, we caught up with singer john legend at the inauguration and asked what it is he wants to see from president obama in his second term. >> i think the next four years we still have to worry a lot about unemployment. unemployment is still too high, too many people don't have opportunities that need it, and i think that's something the president still needs to work on even though everyone is talking about the deficit right now. i think washington needs to be focused on getting more people back to work. [ male announcer ] kids grow up in no time... marie callender's turkey breast with stuffing is a great reason to slow down. creamy mash potatoes, homestyle gravy and 320 calories. marie callender's. it's time to savor. and 320 calories. ♪ j dreams of landens meet sea, deliciously ♪ ♪ friskies surfin' and turfin' favorites. ♪ ♪ feed the senses. humans. even when we cross our t's and dot our i's, we still run i
an notre dame. after it was revealed the girl friend he mourned was never a real girlfriend at all. john yang on the notre dame campus. >> reporter: manti te'o says he grew to care deeply about his girlfriend, developing an emotional bond. at various interviews, he told of how she endured cancer treatments. >> can we say a prayer. >> reporter: how she comforted him after his grandmother died. >> the last thing she said was i love you. >> reporter: he told reporters they had known each other about two years before making it official. all through online and phone conversations. the only face he saw was online. it now appears that face had nothing to do with the person he was communicating with. ever since the story of te'o's imaginary girl friend broke there is one big question. how could anyone have a close relationship with a person they never met in person and never really exited. it's called catfishing, a social median phenomenon where people lure others into a relationship, many of them serious and long-lasting. >> how come you've been prete pretendipreten pretending to be someone els
inaugural moments. here is the first president who was born in the 20th century, john f. kennedy. >> let the word go forth from this time and place to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of americans born in this century, tempered by war h disciplined by a hard and bitter feast, proud of our ancient heritage, and unwilling to witness or permit the small undoing of those human rights to which this nation has always been committed and to which we are committed today at home and around the world. >> wow. later in that speech jfk said another of his most famous lines, ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country. it's a line he paraphrased from george stmplt john, the head master at his prep school. i learned that nugget while researching for my book, "jack kennedy, elusive hero." does that make a difference? search "cost of financial advisors" i learned that nugget while researching for my book, "jack kennedy, elusive hero." ow much . spoiler alert: it's low. really? yes, really. e-trade offers investment advice and guid
. john avlon is here with me and i want to ask you this question. pork disgusts me and every american. someone's pork is someone else's, i don't know, best part of the animal. but the point is, why is it always in there? why can't these guys just realize americans want a clean, transparent bill, cut out the crap for lack of a better word. >> that should not be too much to ask but the problem is someone's pork is someone else's lifeline and this is disaster relief. we're 11 weeks after sandy. what has folks really furious is the hypocrisy. a lot of lawmakers from the gulf coast who begged for assistance and got it quickly after disasters devastated their region. all of a sudden they're being callous rather than doing the right thing. >> but hold on. why not then give the amtrak money that you need? why is two-thirds of it going to non-sandy related things? give them what they need. >> part of this is about narrative. remember the first sandy bill that just passed a week or so ago. 67 republicans voted against it. it was one page. there was no pork. but still, the argument 67 gave was t
here? >> it's pretty disturbing, disgusting one might say. thank you very much to tom foreman. john, i want to ask you this question, pork disgusts me and every american. one person's pork is someone else's -- i don't know, best part of the animal. the part is why is it always in there? why can't they realize that americans want a clean, transparent bill and cut out the crap for lack of a better word. >> shouldn't be too much to ask but someone else's pork is another person's lifeline. this is disaster relief 11 weeks after sandy. lawmakers begged for assistance and got it quickly after disasters devastated their region and now all of a sudden they are calloused instead of doing the right thing. >> why not then give the amtrak money you need. why two thirds going to nonsandy-related things. give them the amount they need. >> part of it is narrative. remember the first sandy bill that passed a week or so ago, 67 republicans voted against it. there was no pork. it is disgusting when democratic lawmakers lard up a bill with things unrelated people should be furious. can't we get it togeth
have that kind of relationship with john boehner, say, where we can feel optimistic that they're going to have a very different kind of relationship but can actually be more effective? >> i think there's a different kind of dynamic that speaker boehner has to deal with. i don't know him personally, but his reputation is that he can get deals done, but then he has to sell them in a caucus, some whom, a minority, but a vocal minority of whom are very rigid indeed. so i think the speaker has an opportunity to show his more magnanimous leadership and to lead the whole of the house, and not just his caucus. and as he does that, i think his relationship, not just with the president, but with the general public will improve, and i hope it does. >> one of the issues he's going to face is gun crime, gun control, gun violence, generally. he's been generally audacious in terms of the proposals he's put forward. there's a reality check within minutes of him doing so. people have been queuing up from both sides of the senate and saying look, he may want an assault weapons ban but he's not going to
and philadelphia. john adams in philadelphia. chester arthur in new york. teddy roosevelt in buffalo. calvin coolidge in plymouth, vermont, and lbj in dallas. james polk's inauguration was the first to be covered use the telegraph and warren hardings parade was the first to use cars. james buchanan's inaugural was the first one photographed and william mckinley's what's the first filmed. cal lidge's what's the first on radio and hoover's was the if irs in a movie new reel. the first to be televised was harry truman. lincoln's parade was the first to include african-americans and wilson's was the first to include women. while bad weather moved the ceremony indoors for william howard taft and ronald reagan, grant toughed it out in 16 degrees and jack kennedy in 20 degrees without an overcoat. fdr's inaugust rag was the first held in january after a constitutional amendment moved the date up from manch. finally, more people witnessed barack obama's first than any other event ever held in washington. that was put together by producer will rabe. i love that stuff. fast, lots of information, lots
democrats. one happens to be the top democrat in the senate, harry reid. john avlon is looking into the majority leader's ties with the nra. the man the president would be relying upon to get something significant in terms of gun laws. he does pretty well with the nra. >> here is the deal about harry reid and guns. he opposed the assault weapons ban not once but twice in 1994 and 2004. he has a "b" rating from the nra. that's higher than ten other democrats. he has received money from the nra than any other senate member. >> a little love affair. he even appeared with wayne la pierre in 2010. but, he is a guy who says, you know, i'm gonna go with my party and go with the democratic party line. will he really oppose the president on gun issues? >> he is not going to oppose the president. he is going to try to quarterback ter what he can. he is going to do what he can to move the ball forward. everything is on the table. here is the real deal. part of the pragmatism is a look at the election. arkansas, louisiana, month tan na, north carolina, south dakota. it will be interesting
.9. >> brian: putting it in perspective, knowing the challenges were different for each president, john meacham, an historian, wrote the book on jefferson, weighed in with bill o'reilly. >> the most important line and not in the speech, it's the fall in media household income over the last 12 years. without rectifying that, this will be an unmemorable presidency and potentially a significantly -- >> how is he going to do that in three years? how is he gog remedy that, turn that around so that the regular folks start to make more money? it seems to me almost inconceivable. almost impossible with his policies. >> with his policies. but i think we're all to blame here. i really do. i think that a lot of people don't want to heart hard truth. people don't want to pay more tax. they don't want to see these cuts. they don't want to embrace the simpson bowles kind of proposals. these are hard choices. but guess what? you and i didn't run for president. he sought the job. it is now his solemn responsibility and i think he is a good man and i think you agree with that. it's his responsibility to lead us
of the political obstacles, how do you go about banning a weapon that may not have a clear-cut name? joe johns has been looking into this part of the story for us. it's getting a little complicated. so explain what you're finding out, joe. >> wolf, it's being called the biggest push in a generation on gun control but a lot of the ideas the president put forth yesterday has been kicked around since the 1990s and frankly in a lot of ways it's not clear what the white house wants to do and how they want to do it. the president's gun safety proposals sound ambitious but policywise it's difficult to assess without more details, starting with this. >> restore a ban on military-style assault weapons and a ten-round limit for magazines. >> which would be illegal is impossible to know until the white house defines assault weapon. when a ban passed in 1994, it came down to what it looked like. for example, do they have folding or telescoping stocks and grips and so on. officials admit it was far from perfect. >> it was hard to enforce it. as a result many people did that and, you know, he have vaded the law
. here is senator john barrasso speaking on fox news this morning. >> we have a spending problem in this country. people all across the country know it. they know it in wyoming. families have to balance their budget every year. many states do. we do in wyoming. it is time for the senate and the house and the president to get serious about limiting our spending and specifically the wasteful spending that continues. >> reporter: earlier this week we heard from house majority whip, minority whip, i should say, steny hoyer, increased revenues, more spending has to be part of any debt ceiling deal. that is a sentiment echoed by the president on numerous occasions since he was reelected. republicans of course in the house are set to go on their retreat this week. their key objective is to find unity. that is the ultimate object tiff for the retreat. without unity and republicans are divided in house they stand no chance of blocking any tax increases that democrats are so intent on. jenna: we'll watch in the weeks to come, doug, thank you. >> reporter: okay. jon: new troubles for boeing
their opinion. and you hear people like john sununu, who i thought was a heavyweight republican for years, using terms -- why doesn't the president learn how to be an american? it's not just the one line, it's lots of lines. >> you're absolutely right because the leadership of the republican party as most people see it is the leadership in congress. it's john boehner and mitch mcconnell -- >> and priebus. >> and reince priebus, and if those people aren't realizing the demographic realities, aren't realizing that the party has to be a big tent party if it's ever going to win national elections again, then where goeth the gop? >> let me tell you -- you're laughing -- the weird thing is you're turning off black votes if people vote, but you're also turning out the electorate, alex. the giddy part of this is, as you once said a long time ago, frank rizzo in philly, who wasn't too popular among african-americans, was the greatest voter register in my city's history. they were not going to be talked into not voting. they showed up. here is general powell saying it caused people to turn out and stand i
is the first president who was born in the 20th century, john f. kennedy. >> let the word go forth from this time and place to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of americans born in this century, tempered by war disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage, and unwilling to witness or permit the small undoing of those human rights to which this nation has always been committed and to which we are committed today at home and around the world. >> wow. later in that speech jfk said another of his most famous lines, ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country. it's a line he paraphrased from george st. john, the headmaster at his prep school. i learned that nugget while researching for my book, "jack kennedy, elusive hero." which is still on "the new york times" best seller list. 19 weeks. we'll be right back. mine was earned in djibouti, africa, 2004. the battle of bataan, 1942. [ all ] fort benning, georgia, in 1999. [ male announcer ] usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation
pursuit. >>> timely free from the mexican prison where he was held for four months. john hammer was chained to his bed at times. he was there on a questionable gun charge after crossing the border with a fellow veteran on a surfing trip. he took an antique shotgun that used to belong to his great grandfather. officials said he could bring it into mexico with the proper paperwork. as soon as he crossed the border he was arrested and taken to jail. i spoke with hammer's parents in early december. they told me the conditions in prison were a nightmare and obviously terrible for him and them. after intervention from politicians, john hammer has finally been released. he joins me live. it is very good to see you become here. first of all, how are you doing? >> i'm all right, anderson. i'm doing a lot better. i was sick when i first got out. i spent five days in the hospital. but i think i'm doing a lot better right now. >> when you crossed the border, you told the u.s. border officials that you had this old gun, that you wanted to bring it down on this trip with you. what did they te
what she said. and i don't know where she got that from. >> reporter: john champion is the local district attorney. >> never presented us with any kind of reason to believe that it was race-related. i don't have a single piece of evidence in front of me to indicate that it was race-related, including the testimony of the two young men that were in the car. >> reporter: you have three white teenagers running down a black guy on the side of the road. from anybody on the outside looking in, that looks like not only a hate crime, but a repeat crime from what we had in jackson. >> well, i certainly disagree with you on its face that it does. and certainly one of the things that we investigated when we began the initial part of it is was this in fact a hate crime. and the investigators looked at not only the facts of the case as far as the actual crime is concerned, but we also looked at a motive. and during the course of the investigation, we uncovered absolutely nothing that indicated that this would be a hate crime. >> reporter: john champion has no idea what the motive was. the she
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